To Live in this World ~ Poem by Mary Oliver

to live in this world
you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

– Mary Oliver

retrieved from Poet Seers

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